Tag: Alexa

Essential’s Amazon-exclusive phone comes with Alexa onboard

Oh, you thought Essential was out of new color options to show off? Not quite. The company announced today that a new, so-called Halo Gray model is now available to purchase exclusively from Amazon. Unlike the other, limited-edition versions o……


Vizio SmartCast TVs now play nice with Alexa

Today, Vizio announced that owners of select TV models can now control displays with their voices, thanks to a new Amazon Alexa skill. All 2016 and 2017 SmartCast P-, M- and E-Series 4K models are compatible with this new feature. The 2018 Ful……


Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa

Amazon has begun designing its own AI chips, according to an exclusive report from The Information. The hardware is designed for anything powered by Alexa, including the Echo, and would allow the virtual assistant to respond more quickly by ad……


Alexa can build Amazon Music playlists for you

Amazon announced today that Amazon Music listeners will now be able to ask Alexa to make a playlist through their Alexa-enabled devices. Commands like “Alexa, add this to my playlist” and “Alexa, create a new playlist” can be used and users ca……


Gordon Ramsay will insult your sandwiches with Alexa’s help

If your life won’t be complete until you’ve gotten roasted by Gordon Ramsay like that dude in that Super Bowl ad, then Alexa can help make your dream come true. Ground Control, the same interactive audio company behind “Biden’s Briefing” that ……


Alexa will stay calm during Amazon’s Super Bowl ad

Given that Amazon’s latest Super Bowl ad mentions Alexa no less than 10 times, that begs a question: will you have to unplug your Echo speaker to avoid Burger King levels of chaos as it responds to every single utterance? Thankfully, the answ……


Alexa can now control your HP printer

HP has been working on bringing voice control to its printers, introducing Cortana and Google Assistant skills last year that let users tell their virtual assistants to print a variety of different documents for them. Now, as of this week, Ale……


The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

By Rachel Cericola

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Amazon’s Super Bowl ad tries subbing celebrities for Alexa

What would happen if Alexa lost her voice? According to Amazon’s Super Bowl commercial for 2018, the company would bring in famous people to fill in the gaps. The new Alexa spot features Jeff Bezos hesitantly approving a plan to substitute in ……


August’s smart lock links up with Protect America’s security systems

You’d think that smart door locks and home security systems would regularly work in harmony, but that’s not really the case. More likely than not, you’ll have to remember to check the lock after the fact. Not so if you have August’s Smart Lo……